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Today's News

  • Flounder fishing at its peak now

    The heat has inshore water temperatures rising but it hasn’t stopped the local flounder bite, which has remained strong. Flounder are being caught by anglers drifting or trolling the inlets and cuts as well as by folks anchoring up and fishing hard structures.

  • Summer sports camps

    Basketball, football and softball camps are being offered by area high schools this summer. Below is a list of the camps, as provided by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation.

    SOFTBALL CAMP

  • Willie Fulford wins again at Myrtle Beach

    Whelen night at Myrtle Beach Speedway saw Adam Fulford Jr. win again in the bicycle race.

  • ‘The Farmer Grows a Rainbow’

    The Brunswick County Farm Bureau sponsored a special educational training event on April 15 for elementary educators from Brunswick County Schools. Curriculum coaches representing all elementary schools from the county school system took part in an orientation session related to the use of a new teaching kit, “The Farmer Grows a Rainbow.” 

  • Dosher Memorial Hospital gets MRI accreditation

    Dosher Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) through the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR accreditation of Dosher’s MRI service completes the hospital’s yearlong goal to gain accreditation in all of its diagnostic imaging modalities.

  • Dinah Gore inducted into Hall of Fame

    Dinah Gore was inducted into the North Carolina Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Hall of Fame during the FCS centennial celebration on Wednesday, May 25, at North Carolina State University’s Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Gore is one of 25 inductees into the first class of the FCS Hall of Fame.

  • Community briefs

    Sanderson joins Martha Lee

    Martha Lee has announced that Jeanette Sanderson has joined Martha Lee Realty as a new broker in the Ocean Isle Beach Office. A native of North Carolina, she recently became a coastal girl when she moved from Cary to Holden Beach. She enjoys traveling the Intracoastal Waterway and taking in the local sights from the water. Her next venture is the open seas for some fishing.

  • The constant bemoaning of never-ending road construction

    Ahh, my endless tirade…

    Since the construction on Smith Avenue and Main Street doesn’t seem it’s ever going to end, why should complaining about it?

  • Constantly baffled by commissioner’s bad behaviors

    Ahh, county commissioner Charles Warren, just when we think you can’t surprise us with your antics again, you do.

    Who said politics can’t be entertaining?

  • Holden Beach sets tax rate

    By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon correspondent

    Holden Beach Commissioners unanimously approved a $7.2 million total operations budget for fiscal year 2011-2012 during their regular meeting Tuesday night.

    The estimated new tax rate for property owners will be 12.7 cents for every $100 of valuation.

    The main thing commissioners changed from town manager David Hewett’s proposed budget was not approving a cost-of-living raise but rather giving a one-time bonus with $31,000 to be split among the town’s 24 employees.